Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 17 September 2020)

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Practically no spread of infection on campus at the start of the semester
Published: 17 Sep, 2020

The results show a very low prevalence of COVID-19 at the start of the semester, and no increase.

“Thanks to everyone who participated!”
Published: 15 Sep, 2020

Sweden's so far biggest COVID-19 study has now been completed. Thousands of students and staff participated.

Continued career as a postdoc in nursing with a special focus on implementation
Published: 07 Sep, 2020

Susanna Pusa has been employed at Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University in Stockholm.

Goal of participants not yet reached in COVID-19 study
Published: 07 Sep, 2020

This week, more people have the opportunity to participate in the large study of current COVID-19 infection.

Novel insights of how prostate cancer causes secondary tumors
Published: 03 Sep, 2020

Awareness of how prostate cancer cells become mobile and spread may provide opportunities for treatment.

Take the chance to get tested for COVID-19 on Campus Umeå
Published: 25 Aug, 2020

The aim is to perform up to 20,000 tests on students and staff between 31 August and 10 September.

NMMP funding for collaboration projects with SciLifeLab
Published: 03 Jul, 2020

A minor grant opens the door for national collaboration between young group leaders at WCMM and SciLifeLab.

Medicine against prostate cancer in new COVID-19 study
Published: 15 Jul, 2020

Researchers will investigate if a medicine for prostate cancer also can have effect on COVID-19.

Templating S100A9 amyloids on Aβ fibrillar surfaces revealed
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

A research team has provided the mechanistic insight into protein co-aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease.

Umeå researchers take up the fight against covid-19 with SciLifeLab support
Published: 13 May, 2020

SciLifeLab and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation funds 6 projects focusing on combating the corona.

Psoriasis patients’ mental health is more than skin-deep
Published: 04 Jun, 2020

Other physical diseases more often than the skin cause mental problems for people with psoriasis.

Intermediate of the peptidoglycan recycling pathway found
Published: 18 May, 2020

Intermediate of the peptidoglycan recycling pathway that can modulate synthesis and structure of cell wall.

Developing AI-robots for healthcare
Published: 02 May, 2020

AI robots that talk to humans are developed at Umeå University and the University Hospital of Umeå.

Bacteria use small molecules to slam the brakes on their own growth
Published: 29 Apr, 2020

A regulatory system of toxin and antitoxin proteins in bacteria can be a defense system against viral attack.

Information to our candidates, supervisors and external partners
Published: 25 Mar, 2020

All planned spring semester Industrial Doctoral School activities are cancelled due to the coronavirus.

TropEd Network Chair/President elected from Umeå University
Published: 06 Mar, 2020

Marie Lindkvist, Associate Professor at EpiGh has been elected by International TropEd Network.

Karantän på lyxkryssaren gav fler coronasmittade
Published: 28 Feb, 2020

More people were infected by coronavirus at the cruise ship in quarantine than if passengers could go ashore.

Differences in interpretation affect the implementation of health programs
Published: 21 Feb, 2020

To increase involvement in health systems, decision-makers must be aware of differences in interpretation.

WHO underestimates the spread of the Coronavirus
Published: 13 Feb, 2020

The coronavirus probably has a stronger ability to spread than the World Health Organization has estimated.

Generous Scholarship from Erling-Persson Family Foundation
Published: 20 Dec, 2019

SEK 12 million for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying the Master's programmes in Public Health.

Award to Andreas Josefsson for research on prostate cancer
Published: 18 Dec, 2019

The 2019 Cutting Edge Award from Astellas is awarded to Andreas Josefsson.

Doctoral thesis: Signal pathways crosstalks in progression of kidney cancer
Published: 11 Dec, 2019

Investigating signal pathways presents potential druggable targit to stop progression of tumor.

Umeå researcher prolongued as Wallenberg Academy Fellow
Published: 06 Dec, 2019

Sjoerd Wanrooij gets another five-year period as Wallenberg Academy Fellow.

Sweden's first Exercise Physiology programme starts in Umeå
Published: 05 Dec, 2019

Exercise Physiologists have excellence within physical training.

Doctoral thesis: Growth factor signaling cross-talk contribute to cancer progression
Published: 26 Nov, 2019

In cancer the synergistic cross-talk between the proteins contributes to cancer progression.

Targeted Gene Modification in Animal Pathogenic Chlamydia
Published: 07 Nov, 2019

MIMS researchers for the first time performed targeted gene mutation in the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydia.

Peter Sköld aims to contribute to EU’s Arctic policy
Published: 01 Oct, 2019

His hope is that the EU Arctic Forum results in greater aspirations in Arctic-related issues.

New Director and steering group at WCMM
Published: 13 Sep, 2019

New leadership at WCMM as of 1st of July 2019.

Bacteria in pneumonia attack using bleaching agent
Published: 30 Aug, 2019

Bacteria use the bleaching agent hydrogen peroxide to weaken the immune system and cause pneumonia.

Research programme examines social media, social network, digital technology and behavioural change
Published: 28 Aug, 2019

STAR-C will use innovative digital technology to promote healthier behaviours in the population.

Tromso next stop for Arctic seminars tour
Published: 23 Aug, 2019

Live lectures about how people, ecosystems and communities are affected by climate change.

Brain takes a beating as arteries age
Published: 20 Aug, 2019

When arteries stiffen with age, the brain receives more load from the heart's beating that can cause damage.

Preparedness in focus in central Umeå
Published: 24 Jul, 2019

Visit Umeå together with the CBRNE centre invite the public to Emergency Preparedness Day in central Umeå.

Miniaturized version of ribosome found in microsporidia
Published: 22 Jul, 2019

Near atomic details of the smallest known eukaryotic cytoplasmic protein synthesis machine provided.

Erasmus+ exchange and continued success at all levels
Published: 04 Jun, 2019

Funding from Erasmus continues for Thomas Boréns exchange program with a university in Ukraine.

New strategy may improve tuberculosis treatment
Published: 09 May, 2019

An American-Umeå team shows in PNAS a molecule that prevents resistance to antibiotic treating tuberculosis.

Snoring causes injuries and prevention of healing in the upper airways
Published: 23 Apr, 2019

Vibrations caused by snoring can lead to injuries in the upper airways and swallowing dysfunction.

Three new WCMM Fellows at the Faculty of Medicine
Published: 29 Mar, 2019

New group leaders will conduct research on brain tumors, prostate cancer and antimicrobial resistance

Umeå researcher receives Prince Albert II of Monaco Award
Published: 28 Mar, 2019

Joacim Rocklöv has been awarded the 2019 Prince Albert II of Monaco – Institut Pasteur Award.

International top ranking for gender equality at Umeå University
Published: 07 Mar, 2019

One of 14 organisations in the world to receive the highest rating for their gender equality efforts.

An epigenetic marker can predict survival in childhood leukaemia
Published: 06 Mar, 2019

Risk of relapse in childhood leukemia can be predicted which will make tailoring treatment possible.

Tularemia bacterium hibernates but can be traced in terror attacks
Published: 25 Feb, 2019

The bacterium that causes tularemia can be traced with a new method if its used as a biological weapon.

Motor enzyme protects genome through several mechanisms
Published: 11 Feb, 2019

A helicase, Pfh1, can protect the genome from DNA obstacles and damages associated with cancer.

WCMM grants postdoctoral Fellowships at the Faculty of Medicine
Published: 07 Feb, 2019

Four collaborative pairs receive funding from WCMM for joint postdoctoral Fellowships.

Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Meeting in Umeå 2019
Published: 24 Jan, 2019

During three days, April 9-11, the Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Meeting is held at Umeå Folkets Hus.

A molecular switch for stopping inflammation
Published: 11 Jan, 2019

A component has been identified as a novel regulator that can deactivate the immune system.

9 million to cancer research from the Sjöberg Foundation
Published: 21 Dec, 2018

Researchers Per Fransson and Daniel Öhlund receive 9 million SEK from for research in pancreatic cancer.

Umeå researcher one of five to receive Starting Grant
Published: 18 Dec, 2018

Ronnie Berntsson is one of five researchers in Sweden to receive a Swedish Foundations Starting Grant 2018.

Peace prize laureate Mukwege lectures in Umeå
Published: 23 Nov, 2018

On Saturday 15 December, Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege will hold a special lecture in Aula Nordica.

Blockage of protein a possible way to obstruct injuries to radiation therapy
Published: 20 Nov, 2018

Injuries of radiation therapy against cancer can be orevented by blocking the activity of a plasma protein.